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Neil Snyder has a Ph.D. degree in strategic management from the University of Georgia. He taught leadership and strategy at the University of Virginia for 25 years. He retired from UVA in 2004 and is currently the Ralph A. Beeton Professor Emeritus at UVA.

Snyder is the author of many books including His Name is YahwehHis Name is Yahweh: Revised EditionMust Jewish People Convert to Christianity to be Saved?Press on to MaturityVision, Values & Courage, The Will to Lead,  What Will You Do with the Rest of Your Life?Stand!, and Falsely Accused.

SnyderTalk has been published since 2009.


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  1. i am excited about you’re into the revelations revealed to you pertaining to the name of yahweh and evenmore the insight to the original origin of thenew testament i am excited. p.s. please share with me what bible use i would like to purchase one that i may share the truth and end curiosity to the one’s i minister to. 1655 jacobs road youngstown ohio 44505. thank you, be blessed.

  2. Your blog writing style is very skillful. The sentence structure and perfect use of words make it more understandable. Also you seem to have a clear understanding about the subject. Wish you all the best.

  3. This is a good blog, I was wondering if I could use this blog post on my website, I will link it back to your website though. If this is a problem please let me know and I will take it down right away.

  4. Hello Dr. Synder I am ever so grateful about your book his name is Yahweh I was raised to always refer to god as Yahweh my father did alots of studying but never belonged to a reglious group. He never explained the importance of refering to god as Yahweh but always inforced it, maybe i was too young.He passed away when I was 15 I am noe 22. I never feel comfortable dicussing my faith in Yaheh because he name was never spoken. I am writing you beacuse i would like to know about any public speaking you do and any church or group book anything that can help me with a better understanding of Yahweh. Maybe even a bible I can read anything I can do to get a better understand…

  5. This is what I would do if I were you. First, read your Bible and pray. This website has lots of Bibles to choose from: http://nasb.scripturetext.com/. I like this site as well: http://www.blueletterbible.org/. This New Testament should be helpful: http://www.amazon.com/Aramaic-English-Testament-Andrew-Gabriel/dp/1934916269/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265118550&sr=1-1. It has lots of good information. Second, find a group of believers you enjoy and meet with them. They may or may not be in an institutional church, but that’s not important. Meeting with fellow believers regularly is important. I speak when called upon, but I’m not a preacher, and I’m not on the “lecture circuit”. Since you have already read His Name is Yahweh, you may find my audio presentation helpful. You can download it for free at this URL: http://www.snydertalk.com/?page_id=3402.

    Yahweh bless you.

    Neil Snyder

  6. Yahweh is revealing His proper name, and I believe above revealing His name He is restoring His Name.
    On June 17-20, 2010 I have the blessing to be in a conference with Bishop Dominiquea & Rabbi Baruj Bierman form Eilat, Israel. They teach about the Replacement Theology
    Please check their webpage: Kad-Esh Map Ministries

    I bless you in Yahshua’s holy name!!

  7. I seem to be having a hard time , subscribing to your RSS feed. It comes up with error 404. Let me know if its a easy to fix error or if its just me . Ive tried firefox and IE. Im using AVG Firewall and im not sure how to turn it off . Im not excellent with Laptops. Ill come back to your site and see if you have responded. see you soon

  8. I haven’t worked on the RSS feed issue yet, but I will at some point. You can visit the site each day in the meantime or you can send me your email address and I’ll put you on my email distribution list.

  9. This really is such a fantastic resource that you are offering and you also provides it away free of charge. I enjoy seeing web sites which recognize the significance of providing a excellent resource for free. I really loved reading your post. Bless you!

  10. I wouldn’t use the “N” word, but Dr. Laura was right about one thing. Black people use it all the time. Do you think it’s right for black people to use it in everyday conversation? If it is, is it wrong for Dr. Laura to point out that they use it? You can see the video of Dr. Laura’s comments in SnyderTalk on August 15, 2010. Check it out and comment if you want.

  11. Hello Dr. Snyder,
    First of all, thank you for your work in spreading the importance of our creator name. I have a question on your book His Name is Yahweh. Was it ever published? I would love to buy the book instead of printing 200 plus page of paper to read. Thank You.

  12. I tried to publish it with several mainstream Christian publishers, and it was rejected — not because it’s inaccurate, but because it is deemed to be controversial because it challenges a fundamental Christian tradition. In what name do we have salvation? That’s a very basic question, and important too. The Bible is very clear. “Everyone who calls on the Name Yahweh will be saved.” (Joel 2: 32, Acts 2: 21, and Romans 10: 13) Yahweh puts it plainly. “I, even I, am Yahweh, and there is no savior besides me.” (Isaiah 43: 11)

    Eventually I was led to put the manuscript up on the Internet, and tens of thousands of people downloaded it. Then I put it up in Kindle format, and more people read it. Today, it’s being read by more than 30,000 people a month from the Internet and Kindle combined. Since people have my permission to copy and share the manuscript, there’s no telling how many people are reading it.

    Pardon my long intro to a short answer. If you want to read His Name is Yahweh in print format, you’ll need to print it out. If you have a Kindle, you can get it from Amazon. I may publish the manuscript in book format one day. Several people have asked me to publish it as a book, but I haven’t be led to move in that direction. Who knows. Maybe a publisher will recognize the error in their ways and come to me with a proposal to publish it. If they care about getting the Christian message out to the world, they should.

  13. Dear Mr Snyder,

    I never meet someone that have good analysis about Islam except you. I done a little research about Islam and I found the similiar pattern just like you had talk about.

    I would say thank you for your great analysis on Islam. What Islam doing now can be trace d back to Indonesia history when Islam migrate to Java island. And I hope you can tell Europe, Australia, and America to hold their land. Learn from West Indian (Pakistan) and Indonesia on 500years ago.

    I know Americans think that they helping Islam by attack Al-Qaedah but in most Muslim countries, the mass media brainwash the peoples againts Western.

    I agree that Western must give divider line between Islam religion and Islam politics.

  14. Thanks for your comments Victor. It troubles me that people in the West are ignorant about world history and the history of Islam. In the United States, most people don’t even know our history. I’ll keep telling people about the things Yahweh is leading me to communicate, but all of us have to be bold in dealing with Yahweh’s enemies. The whole world is moving rapidly toward a direct confrontation with Yahweh. We need to know whose side we are on and stand firm with the Sovereign of all creation, Yahweh.

  15. I have read about Replacement Theology. Is it true? I found your blog last night and was impressed so e-mailed it to a couple of friends. I see now that ,
    you are a biker too.My bike is on facebook. I agreed with your article about the history of the Palestines. Thanks

  16. Mr. Snyder,
    Since 1944 I have been researching what it would take to turn the world right side up, to God-centeredness as opposed to our present Man-centeredness, which Solzhenitsyn referred to “anthropocentric”. Do you know anybody who would be interested in taking a serious look at my research? I would very much appreciate some serious criticism of my discoveries. They could be useful in defending Madison’s “Freedom of Conscience”.
    Thank you, Piers Woodriff

  17. They could tell me what interests them and accept as much as looked interesting to them. I just want some serious criticism of my research. I have been working on this for a long time and have some 65 hundred pages of speculations to be refuted. I would most appreciate criticism from a person with a PhD in theology earned about 1970, since that is where I am coming from, what I studied at Virginia. The two Niebuhrs and Tillich. Neo-orthodox Theology is my training, but my favorite Psychologist/Theologian is Aquinas. Reinhold Niebuhr was not far off. My emphasis is on natural law and original sin. But, in any discussion, semantics must be clarified first. I only have a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies. My grades were not good enough for Graduate School, so I spent many years auditing graduate courses.

  18. You must know someone who lives near you who can read your material and talk with you about it face-to-face. I don’t have a recommendation beyond that.

  19. Dr. Snyder,
    I come from a Pentecostal background. (Only JESUS in Heaven, no one else). From there, I went to Lutheran, then Church of Christ, then Baptist, and now I am non denominational. (I have tried other religions — Islam; including other denominations such as Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Latter-Day Saints).

    As I said, I’m now non-denominational. Though I am whole heartedly convinced that GOD’s name is Yahweh, are you saying that Jesus and Yahweh are not two Persons but One Single person? Basically, Oneness-Pentecostalism?

    When we pray, do we not end the prayer “In the name of Jesus, amen”? Please help me when you have time. This has been bothering me a lot recently since I heard your audio on “His Name is Yahweh”.

    Yahweh keep you,
    Zach Powell

  20. The answer to your question isn’t easy for people who don’t know Hebrew to grasp. The word for “One” used in the Bible is “Echad”, and it doesn’t mean the number 1. It refers to a complex unity.

    Trying to answer your question in a few words is problematic, especially since I wrote a book about it to answer that question and many more that you probably don’t even know to ask at this point. You need to read His Name is Yahweh.

    By the way, the Name of Jesus is Yahweh. Read the book.

  21. Dr. Snyder,
    I am on page 178 of your book. I am thoroughly convinced that Jesus is indeed Yahweh. There’s so many Old and New Testament scriptures which seem to clarify this. I had one important question, however. Somewhere in the book, you mentioned the Book of Wisdom. I know that it is in the Apocrypha, but I wasn’t aware the apocrypha was in the Bible before some man took it out. I know this might be off track, but I did buy a “The New Jerusalem Bible” translation and it had the apocrypha in it.

    In your studies of Yahweh’s word and through the wisdom He has granted you, is the apocrypha safe for a child of Yahweh to study?

    Thank you very much for your book. It has opened up my eyes to so much (I plan to reread it). It all points to how full of grace Yahweh really is. I am so blessed to know His wonderful Name.

    – Zach

  22. I think you can learn a great deal from the Apocrypha. You don’t need them to understand who Yahweh is, but they contain some helpful information. By the way, many books are referred to in the canonical scriptures that aren’t in the canonical scriptures.

  23. Dr. Snyder,
    I am reading your e-book Yahweh is His name. While reading I noticed that you said that we need to keep the yearly feasts even now. Now these feasts were Temple feasts and Yahweh said to keep these feasts at the place where His name is. Since the Temple is no more there and there are no more Levictal priesthood now is it right to keep the feasts. The Spring feasts have all been fulfilled by Yahshua. Kindly enlighten me. As I think now we have only to keep the ordinance of Baptism and the Lord’s supper. Can you please enlighten me.

    Yours in Yahweh.
    Blan Pinto

  24. In the Millennial Kingdom, we will keep the feasts. I think it’s a good idea to do it now, but then it will be a necessity. It’s not a commandment. I think we should do it now simply because we want to. At the very least, it will help to send a message about Christmas and Easter that Christians need to hear. Sukkot is the correct time to celebrate the Messiah’s birth, and His death is celebrated on Passover. The distinction is key, but most Christians are totally ignorant about the celebrations they grew up with.

  25. Dear Dr. Snyder,

    Many thanks for your work on spreading God’s word in such a nice way.
    I am eagerly searching for a clarity in the definition of Trinity. Are we supposed to / capable to define Yahweh. Do you think the commonly used definition is correct? Can we understand more about Holy Spirit?

    We are seeing 3 people visiting Abraham. But then it is explained a Lord as a collective way. Is it the same as trinity, which is a union of 3 persons?

    Or should we simply leave it as beyond human understanding?

    Please help me to understand regarding Trinity, Holy Spirit and Yehweh.




    9“Where is your wife Sarah?” they asked him.
    “There, in the tent,” he said.
    10Then the LORD d said, “I will surely return to you
    about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have
    a son.”

    Also Jesus says to use his name in Mark

    In my name they will
    drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;
    18they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when
    they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all;
    they will place their hands on sick people, and they
    will get well.”

    Also in Matthew:

    32Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man
    will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the
    Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in
    the age to come.

    go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in b
    the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy
    Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have
    commanded you.

  26. Genesis 1: 1 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

    The Hebrew word translated as “God” is Elohim. It’s a plural word.

    John 1: 1-3 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.”

    John is referring to the Messiah.

    The Holy Spirit is mentioned many times in the Bible. He is called the “Spirit of Yahweh”.

    The word “Trinity” is a convenient way to describe what the Bible says about Yahweh, but it doesn’t appear in the Bible.

    This is what we know: Yahweh is the Creator; the Messiah is Yahweh’s human manifestation; and Yahweh’s Spirit does the will of Yahweh.

    It’s confusing. Yes, we can know more about Yahweh and His Spirit. As He said, “Ask and it will be given to you.” Ask Him.

    The command to “baptize them in them name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” refers to one Name–Yahweh. All three of them are Yahweh.

    You should read His Name is Yahweh. If you do, you will be glad you did.

  27. Many thanks for your prompt and precise reply. I will read ‘His Name is Yahweh’. If you do not mind, can I have your email id as well?

    May the Lord Al Mighty bless and empower you more.



  28. Dear Dr. Snyder,

    I am from Kerala, south part of India where Jewish and Syriac Christian settlements existed from early christian periods. I am a Syriac Christian, member of Universal Syriac Orthodox Church (Known as Jacobites in India) and our church uses Aramaic as base liturgy language even now.

    The name Yehovah is familiar to us and we have been taught in Sunday School that the name of the God of Israel is Yehovah (in Malayalam, the language of Kerala State in India). We also understand that Yehovah and Trinity are the same. However, in the Holy Qurbana, the prayers are ending in the name of either Trinity or “in them name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”

    As you discussed in your book, the Church fathers may have thought that the sacred name should be used only on specific requirements.

    Do you think that the pronunciation Yehovah is much different from that of

    Do you consider that the word that of Hebrew Yahweh? As there are many dialects within each language, do such differences matter much according to your opinion?



  29. Dear Dr. Snyder,

    Please see a link below, an old devotional christian song (not part of any church liturgy) in Malayalam which means that we are the only sacred and gifted race for which the name on God is Yehovah and goes on.


    Another song which says we need only one God named Yehovah..


    Such similar songs are also popular in Malayalam (Kerala State-India), Tamil (Tamilnadu-India / Sri lanka), Sinhalese (Sri lanka) where Christians use Lord and Yehovah as synonymous, which could be as a result of Jewish / Syriac / St. Thomas influence.

    Just for your information.



  30. Yahweh is God’s Name. Yehovah isn’t. There was no confusion when people were permitted to obey Yahweh and declare His Name to the world. People messed it up. Now we have confusion. Yahweh will settle the matter once and for all when He returns.

  31. Dear Dr. Snyder, Many thanks for your time and response. I have noticed many websites which are campaigning about the cruelty of the God of Israel. May be it is a targeted campaign Or may be it is a person / group’s perspective.

    May I know your view and get some guidance about the below incident which I am finding as something difficult to digest and understand?

    Can I have your email id?



    34When Jephthah returned to his home in Mizpah,
    who should come out to meet him but his daughter,
    dancing to the sound of tambourines! She was an only
    child. Except for her he had neither son nor daughter.
    35When he saw her, he tore his clothes and cried, “Oh!
    My daughter! You have made me miserable and wretched,
    because I have made a vow to the LORD that I cannot
    36“My father,” she replied, “you have given your
    word to the LORD. Do to me just as you promised, now
    that the LORD has avenged you of your enemies, the
    Ammonites. 37But grant me this one request,” she said.
    “Give me two months to roam the hills and weep with
    my friends, because I will never marry.”
    38“You may go,” he said. And he let her go for two
    months. She and the girls went into the hills and wept
    because she would never marry. 39After the two
    months, she returned to her father and he did to her as
    he had vowed. And she was a virgin.
    From this comes the Israelite custom 40that each
    year the young women of Israel go out for four days to
    commemorate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite.

  32. This is a very difficult passage of Scripture for most people to understand.

    The verses that you quoted appear after this:

    29 Now the Spirit of Yahweh came upon Jephthah, so that he passed through Gilead and Manasseh; then he passed through Mizpah of Gilead, and from Mizpah of Gilead he went on to the sons of Ammon. 30 Jephthah made a vow to Yahweh and said, “If You will indeed give the sons of Ammon into my hand, 31 then it shall be that whatever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me when I return in peace from the sons of Ammon, it shall be Yahweh’s, and I will offer it up as a burnt offering.” 32 So Jephthah crossed over to the sons of Ammon to fight against them; and Yahweh gave them into his hand. 33 He struck them with a very great slaughter from Aroer to the entrance of Minnith, twenty cities, and as far as Abel-keramim. So the sons of Ammon were subdued before the sons of Israel.

    Jephthah made a “vow” to Yahweh. A vow is an unconditional promise that binds the person who made it.

    For instance, Yahweh made a vow to become our Sacrificial Lamb. He can’t go back on His word.

    Yahweh did not ask Jephthah to make the vow and He didn’t require him to make it. Still, from Jephthah’s point of view, he was bound by his vow.

    This passage appears in the Book of Judges. The entire book is about Israel turning away from Yahweh and then returning to Him.

    The passage of Scripture that you quoted is difficult because most people who read it don’t realize that Yahweh didn’t demand the sacrifice and He didn’t ask for it. That was all Jephthah’s doing.

    If this really interests you, you should study vow’s from Yahweh’s perspective.

    I’ll sum it up: the only Human Sacrifice that Yahweh ever required was the Messiah’s sacrifice. The Messiah is the Human Manifestation of Yahweh.

  33. Dear Dr. Snyder, Many thanks for your time and response.

    Your perspective and conclusion is really meaningful. No need to blame Him on what was not ever commanded / required by Him. A person should be very careful before making a “vow” to the Great God Yahweh. The first person who may meet a winner could be a human such as his child / wife / parents / servant or an animal. In the case of Isaac, He wanted just to test Abraham, but ensured that the child is safe.



  34. This guy gives you solid teaching. Snyder and Andrew Roth are the best. I am 83 and what Dr. Snyder teaches, I take to the bank.

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